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Rituxan (Rituximab) - Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy - Suspected Cause - Side Effect Reports

 
 



Index of reports > Cases with Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (20)

Below is the selection of side effect reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Rituxan (Rituximab) where reactions include progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. The selected reports were submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year.

Possible Rituxan side effects in female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from United States on 2012-08-22

Patient: female

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan
    Dosage: 375/m2, unk
    Indication: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura

Rituxan
    Indication: Lupus-Like Syndrome

Rituxan

Other drugs received by patient: Prednisone TAB; Prednisone TAB; Panglobulin; Calcium Carbonate; Ergocalciferol; Zoledronic Acid; Iron Polysaccharide; Conjugated Estrogens; Imuran; Omeprazole; Sumatriptan; Mirtazapine; Ascorbic Acid; Sulfamethoxazole; Prednisone TAB; Romiplostim; Atenolol; Prednisone TAB; Danazol; Acetaminophen; Alprazolam



Possible Rituxan side effects in 69 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Germany on 2012-07-06

Patient: 69 year old male

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan

Other drugs received by patient: Vincristine; Bendamustine Hydrochloride; Cyclophosphamide; Doxorubicin HCL; Prednisolone



Possible Rituxan side effects in 66 year old female

Reported by a physician from Canada on 2012-07-06

Patient: 66 year old female

Reactions: Cerebral Disorder, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan

Other drugs received by patient: Prednisone; Calcium / Vitamin D; Fosamax



Possible Rituxan side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-06-28

Patient: female, weighing 77.2 kg (169.8 pounds)

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: death, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan

Other drugs received by patient: Lexapro; Decadron; Glyburide



Possible Rituxan side effects in 41 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-06-25

Patient: 41 year old female

Reactions: Drug Ineffective, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization, disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan
    Dosage: on days 1 and 15
    Start date: 2008-10-13

Methotrexate
    Indication: Dermatomyositis
    Start date: 2006-06-01

Infliximab
    Indication: Dermatomyositis
    Start date: 2008-03-13
    End date: 2008-08-21

Rituxan
    Indication: Dermatomyositis
    Start date: 2009-08-13

Prednisone TAB
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Dermatomyositis
    Start date: 2006-05-01

Rituxan
    Dosage: this was the last dose prior to sae onset lot numbers for this dose was 720648, 720649.
    Start date: 2008-10-27

Rituxan
    Dosage: one days 1 and 15
    Start date: 2007-07-01

Other drugs received by patient: Tramadol Hydrochl; Hydrochlorothiazide; Actonel; Folic Acid



Possible Rituxan side effects in

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Germany on 2012-06-21

Patient:

Reactions: Sepsis, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, Meningitis Tuberculous

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cisplatin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Neupogen
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Rituxan
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Cyclophosphamide
    Dosage: 2000 mg/m2, unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Carboplatin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Etoposide
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Zevalin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Prednisone TAB
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Busulfan
    Dosage: 12 mg/kg, unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Fludara
    Dosage: 250 mg/m2, unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Doxorubicin Hydrochloride
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Ifosfamide
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Vincristine Sulfate
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Rituxan side effects in

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Canada on 2012-06-13

Patient:

Reactions: Sepsis, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, Meningitis Tuberculous

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Neupogen
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Rituxan
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Busulfan
    Dosage: 12 mg/kg, qd
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Cisplatin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Cyclophosphamide
    Dosage: 2000 mg/m2, qd
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Etoposide
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Ifosfamide
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Zevalin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Prednisone TAB
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Vincristine Sulfate
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Fludara
    Dosage: 250 mg/m2, qd
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Doxorubicin Hydrochloride
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Carboplatin
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication



Possible Rituxan side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from United States on 2012-06-08

Patient: female

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: death, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan



Possible Rituxan side effects in 73 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-24

Patient: 73 year old male

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Velcade
    Indication: Product Used FOR Unknown Indication

Rituxan
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Multiple Myeloma
    Start date: 2007-08-01

Revlimid
    Indication: Multiple Myeloma



Possible Rituxan side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from United States on 2012-05-18

Patient: male, weighing 68.0 kg (149.7 pounds)

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: death

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan
    Dosage: 300 mg varied iv
    Indication: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
    Start date: 2006-01-01
    End date: 2009-01-01

Arzerra
    Dosage: 2000 mg varied iv
    Indication: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
    Start date: 2010-01-01
    End date: 2012-01-01



Possible Rituxan side effects in 41 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-04-24

Patient: 41 year old female

Reactions: Drug Ineffective, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization, disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan
    Indication: Dermatomyositis
    Start date: 2009-08-13

Infliximab
    Indication: Dermatomyositis
    Start date: 2008-03-13
    End date: 2008-08-21

Rituxan
    Dosage: on days 1 and 15
    Start date: 2008-10-13

Rituxan
    Dosage: one days 1 and 15
    Start date: 2007-07-01

Rituxan
    Dosage: this was the last dose prior to sae onset lot numbers for this dose was 720648, 720649.
    Start date: 2008-10-27

Prednisone TAB
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Dermatomyositis
    Start date: 2006-05-01

Methotrexate
    Indication: Dermatomyositis
    Start date: 2006-06-01

Other drugs received by patient: Actonel; Folic Acid; Hydrochlorothiazide; Tramadol Hydrochl



Possible Rituxan side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-02-27

Patient: female

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan

Other drugs received by patient: Anastrole



Possible Rituxan side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-02-20

Patient: female

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan

Other drugs received by patient: Anastrozole; Cisplatin; Paclitaxel; Carboplatin



Possible Rituxan side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2011-12-30

Patient: female

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan

Other drugs received by patient: Anastrole



Possible Rituxan side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2011-12-23

Patient: female

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan

Other drugs received by patient: Carboplatin; Paclitaxel; Anastrozole; Cisplatin



Possible Rituxan side effects in 64 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Denmark on 2011-12-19

Patient: 64 year old male

Reactions: Muscular Weakness, Coordination Abnormal, Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, Paraesthesia, Tremor

Adverse event resulted in: death, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Cyclophosphamide
    Dosage: 100 mg, po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Haemolysis
    Start date: 2007-02-20
    End date: 2007-05-29

Cyclophosphamide
    Dosage: 100 mg, po
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia
    Start date: 2007-02-20
    End date: 2007-05-29

Fludarabine Phosphate
    Indication: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia

Rituxan
    Dosage: qow, iv
    Indication: Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia Refractory
    Start date: 2007-02-20
    End date: 2011-07-19

Rituxan
    Dosage: qow, iv
    Indication: Haemolysis
    Start date: 2007-02-20
    End date: 2011-07-19

Other drugs received by patient: Prednisolone; Chlorambucil



Possible Rituxan side effects in 81 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2011-12-07

Patient: 81 year old female

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan



Possible Rituxan side effects in 81 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2011-10-17

Patient: 81 year old female

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan



Possible Rituxan side effects in 86 year old male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2011-10-17

Patient: 86 year old male

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan

Other drugs received by patient: Vincristine; Prednisone; Cyclophosphamide; Doxorubicin HCL



Possible Rituxan side effects in 81 year old female

Reported by a physician from United States on 2011-10-12

Patient: 81 year old female, weighing 72.0 kg (158.4 pounds)

Reactions: Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy, Convulsion

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Rituxan
    Dosage: rituxan weekly ivss; rituxan weekly ivss
    Start date: 2011-07-20

Rituxan
    Dosage: rituxan weekly ivss; rituxan weekly ivss
    Start date: 2011-07-27

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